At the ATA Show 2013, there was a room across the hall from the main show that had “Innovation 2013” signs next to both doors. I took a walk through there the first day and meant to go back for more detailed photographs on Wednesday, but had to leave due to some family matters. Here are some of the photographs from the Innovation room:
This was an interesting saw and blade system. Easy to swap out blades allowed one handle to be a tree saw, knife, field dressing knife, etc. etc. including a knurled adaptor that you could attach to any handy branch if you needed more reach.
These clips act much like the bottom of a pair of suspenders – open the lever and the jaws open, close the lever and the jaws can be clamped on a shirt, belt, sleeve, etc. The wire hook is for your bowstring.
This mirror mounts on the front of your bow – the middle opening is for your arrow, the top half-opening is for vision – the purpose of this is to show the turkey ANOTHER turkey, his own reflection, while sneaking up on him.
These oddly fishhook – looking devices are for retrieving packs, gloves, hats, etc. that a hunter may have dropped from a treestand. The company provides small, self-adhesive felt buttons to place on objects that aren’t made out of cloth.
Click either of these images to go to Silent Retriever’s website
I will update this post later in the day with more information about the knife, clips and retriever system: I haven’t unpacked yet, and all of the information is still in my backpack. Back to my coffee for now.